G. F. Bowers Porcelain Adelaide Shape Tea Cup & Saucer c.1845
A very nice early Victorian tea cup and saucer in the "adelaide" shape attributed to the G. F. Bowers manufactory. Emulating the style of Coalport, decorated with an underglaze blue and gold vine leaf pattern with hanging grapes and coiling tendrils. A simple gilt decoration around the outside of the cup. Painted pattern number 558 in red to both pieces.
Reference: A Compendium Of British Cups, plate 899 for a similar example.
The cup measures 6.5cm (2 1/2") high, 10.5cm (4 1/8") rim to rim and 13cm (5 1/8") rim to handle. The saucer measures 14.8cm (5 7/8") wide and 2.8cm (1 1/8") high.
Condition is very good with no damage or restoration. Surface wear is very light, just a little rubbing to the gilt right in the centre of the saucer as is common.
Victorian (1837 to 1901)